The free-spirited summer weddings give way to a wave of heartwarming Fall weddings. With each new season, there are new trends. So in honor of the best apple-picking season of the year, we bring you our Top Fall Wedding Trends!

TREND #1:
GREEN, GREEN, GREEN

This Fall, the biggest wedding trend we see is the incorporation of eco-friendly aspects into weddings . This is a trend that we only see growing and eventually becoming a staple in most weddings in the future. The best thing about being eco-friendly is that it’s easy to do! For example, one of the trends we see is holding the ceremony and reception in the same venue. This helps to cut down driving and gas emissions. Isn’t it easier not to have to transport your guests back and forth.

Consider using eco-friendly materials such as invitations and place cards that are made from recycled paper. Feeding your guests organic, pesticide-free locally farmed meals during your reception is a great eco-friendly idea which helps farmers and the environment. Another green trend we see is offering pretty packets of seeds as wedding favors for guests. Getting guests involved like this is a great way to promote a positive environmental cause. And think about all those plants and trees that can grow! Also, the seeds symbolize the beginning of your marriage, as you have planted the seeds of the future at your wedding.

Check out these articles from Organic Beauty Talk and Green Weddings by The Knot for more info and advice on going green for your wedding!

TREND #2:
VIDEO IS LOOKING WAY BETTER THAN IT EVER HAS!

They say that nowadays, music and video go hand in hand, and as a wedding music company, we couldn’t agree more! The music in your video sets the tone and emotion throughout each scene. We’re seeing a brand new trend: unique proposal videos and beautifully shot day-of wedding ceremony time lapse videos. Most of the ceremony videos are shot and edited by professional videographers, while the proposal videos are usually done in a more personal style by the groom or bride to be themselves. Both type of videos are generally filmed in HD and this really enhances the viewing quality. Many couples are posting their videos on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo to share with the world. Video is definitely on the rise and looking better than ever before in HD!

Hailed as the “greatest marriage proposal ever,” this groom-to-be made a whole movie trailer with a surprise at the end!

Check out this fabulous day-of wedding video shot and edited by Epic Motion!

TREND #3:
GOING HAND IN HAND, DIY /VINTAGE STYLE IS HERE TO STAY

You’ve heard these three letters all year and you’ll keep on hearing ‘em – DIY. Yes, DIY is currently the popular trend in 2011, continuing into 2012. Do-It-Yourself is a creative outlet for self-expression as well as a more cost effective alternative for your wedding. Going hand in hand with DIY, a wedding style we see on the rise is Vintage. By recreating something old, you’re creating something new! Vintage wedding inspirations can range from the dresses and suits you wear, to the overall style of the wedding including table centerpieces, place cards, invitations, fabrics, etc. Vintage weddings achieve the look and feel of a part of the past, a timeless period full of its own unique charm. Bohemian, War Time, Big Band Era, ‘50s Rock & Roll, Southern and Rustic are popular vintage wedding themes. Vintage and DIY go together naturally because they both allow the freedom to create handmade designs. So if you’re on a budget, are detailed oriented or artsy & craftsy, you may just want to consider the DIY route for your wedding!

Check out this Bohemian Vintage wedding inspiration board from Style Me Pretty by clicking on the image below!